11 days in California Itinerary

11 days in California Itinerary

Created using Inspirock California travel route planner

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Cantil
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Little Lake
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Death Valley National Park
— 2 nights
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Lone Pine
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Bishop
— 1 night
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Mammoth Lakes
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Lee Vining
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Bridgeport
— 1 night
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South Lake Tahoe
— 3 nights
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Yosemite National Park
— 3 nights
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Cantil

Cantil is an unincorporated community in Kern County, California. To see ratings, photos, maps, and tourist information, read Cantil trip itinerary tool.

Los Angeles to Cantil is an approximately 2-hour car ride. Traveling from Los Angeles in April, plan for a bit cooler nights in Cantil, with lows around 50°F. You will leave for Little Lake on the 26th (Mon).

Things to do in Cantil

Nature · Parks

Little Lake

To see where to stay, other places to visit, traveler tips, and tourist information, use the Little Lake trip itinerary builder tool.

Drive from Cantil to Little Lake in an hour. While traveling from Cantil, expect a bit warmer days and about the same nights in Little Lake, ranging from highs of 79°F to lows of 55°F. On the 26th (Mon), you'll travel to Death Valley National Park.

Things to do in Little Lake

Nature · Parks · Historic Sites

Death Valley National Park

— 2 nights

Hottest, Driest, Lowest

Extreme heat and dryness create extreme landscapes in Death Valley National Park.
You've added Dante's View, Twenty Mule Team Canyon, Artists Dr, and other attractions to your itinerary. Start off your visit on the 26th (Mon): cruise along Artists Dr and then explore the striking landscape at Artists Palette.

To find maps, photos, other places to visit, and other tourist information, refer to the Death Valley National Park online road trip planner.

Drive from Little Lake to Death Valley National Park in 2 hours. Traveling from Little Lake in April, you can expect nighttime temperatures to be little chillier in Death Valley National Park, with lows of 49°F. You will have some time to spend on the 28th (Wed) before leaving for Lone Pine.

Things to do in Death Valley National Park

Parks · Outdoors · Nature · Trails

Lone Pine

Lone Pine is a census designated place (CDP) in Inyo County, California, United States. Your day by day itinerary now includes Mobius Arch Loop Trailhead as well as Alabama Hills. Start off your visit on the 28th (Wed): take your sightseeing to a higher altitude at Alabama Hills and then trek along Mobius Arch Loop Trailhead.

To find maps, reviews, where to stay, and more tourist information, you can read our Lone Pine trip maker app.

Drive from Death Valley National Park to Lone Pine in 2 hours. Traveling from Death Valley National Park in April, Lone Pine is little chillier at night with lows of 39°F. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 28th (Wed) to allow enough time to drive to Bishop.

Things to do in Lone Pine

Parks · Nature · Trails · Outdoors
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Bishop

— 1 night
Bishop is a city in Inyo County, California, United States. Your day by day itinerary now includes Ancient Bristlecone Pine Forest. Start off your visit on the 28th (Wed): delve into the lush surroundings at Ancient Bristlecone Pine Forest.

To find where to stay and other tourist information, read our Bishop tour itinerary builder app.

Traveling by car from Lone Pine to Bishop takes an hour. Alternatively, you can take a bus. April in Bishop sees daily highs of 76°F and lows of 39°F at night. On the 29th (Thu), you'll have the morning to explore before heading off to Mammoth Lakes.

Things to do in Bishop

Nature · Parks
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Mammoth Lakes

Mammoth Lakes is a town in Mono County, California, the county's only incorporated community. Your day by day itinerary now includes Wild Willy's Hot Springs as well as Convict Lake. Kick off your visit on the 29th (Thu): explore the activities along Convict Lake and then explore the activities along Wild Willy's Hot Springs.

To find reviews, other places to visit, traveler tips, and tourist information, refer to the Mammoth Lakes planning tool.

You can drive from Bishop to Mammoth Lakes in an hour. Traveling from Bishop in April, things will get little chillier in Mammoth Lakes: highs are around 59°F and lows about 28°F. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 29th (Thu) to allow enough time to drive to Lee Vining.

Things to do in Mammoth Lakes

Nature · Parks

Lee Vining

Lee Vining is a census-designated place in Mono County, California, United States. On the 29th (Thu), contemplate the geological forces at Mono Lake Tufa State Natural Reserve.

To see reviews, ratings, traveler tips, and more tourist information, read our Lee Vining trip maker site.

Getting from Mammoth Lakes to Lee Vining by car takes about an hour. In April, daily temperatures in Lee Vining can reach 59°F, while at night they dip to 28°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 29th (Thu) so you can drive to Bridgeport.

Things to do in Lee Vining

Nature · Wildlife · Parks
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Bridgeport

— 1 night
Bridgeport is a census-designated place (CDP) in and the county seat of Mono County, California, United States. To find where to stay, traveler tips, reviews, and more tourist information, go to the Bridgeport trip itinerary maker tool.

Bridgeport is just a short distance from Lee Vining. In April in Bridgeport, expect temperatures between 56°F during the day and 27°F at night. You will have some time to spend on the 30th (Fri) before leaving for South Lake Tahoe.

Things to do in Bridgeport

Nature · Parks
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South Lake Tahoe

— 3 nights
High in the Sierra Nevada mountains on the shore of one of America’s most scenic lakes, South Lake Tahoe captures the spirit of the outdoors and serves as a hub for tourism activities surrounding the lake.
South Lake Tahoe is known for historic sites, beaches, and outdoors. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: contemplate the waterfront views at Emerald Bay State Park.

To find reviews, where to stay, ratings, and other tourist information, you can read our South Lake Tahoe online trip maker.

Getting from Bridgeport to South Lake Tahoe by car takes about 2 hours. April in South Lake Tahoe sees daily highs of 56°F and lows of 29°F at night. You'll have a few hours on the 3rd (Mon) to wrap things up before traveling to Yosemite National Park.

Things to do in South Lake Tahoe

Nature · Parks

Side Trip

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Yosemite National Park

— 3 nights
Massive granite mountains, towering waterfalls, groves of Giant Sequoia trees, and wilderness as far as the eye can see distinguish the landscape of Yosemite National Park.
Yosemite National Park is known for nature, trails, and scenic drive. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: admire the sheer force of Vernal Fall, hike along Yosemite Valley Loop Trail, get great views at Valley View, and admire the engineering at Hetch Hetchy Reservoir.

To find traveler tips, reviews, other places to visit, and tourist information, read our Yosemite National Park online trip itinerary planner.

Traveling by car from South Lake Tahoe to Yosemite National Park takes 3 hours. In May, daily temperatures in Yosemite National Park can reach 65°F, while at night they dip to 34°F. On the 6th (Thu), you'll have the morning to explore before heading back home.

Things to do in Yosemite National Park

Parks · Trails · Outdoors · Nature

California travel guide

4.1
Specialty Museums · Wineries & Vineyards · Beaches
The Golden State
The country's most populous state, California includes landscapes that range from the forested northern coast to harsh southern deserts. Sandwiched right in the middle of the state is a fertile valley, home to farms, vineyards, and orchards. California's cities offer diverse attractions, from amusement parks and upscale shops to award-winning restaurants and innovative art galleries. Outside the state's big urban centers, places to visit include some of the nation's most rugged national parks, ancient forests, towering mountain peaks, and ski resorts. More than just a surfing destination famous for its beaches and winding coastal roads, California also boasts one of the world's largest economies, bolstered by the booming tech industries.